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Baby Idioms

Baby Idioms

Intrepid English · Baby Idioms We are delighted to announce the arrival of the latest member of the Intrepid English family; our wonderful teacher, Jen, has given birth to a beautiful baby girl and we are pleased to report that mother, baby and family are all doing well. Congratulations, Jen! In celebration, I’ve polished up […]

House and Home Idioms – Part 3

House and Home Idioms – Part 3

Intrepid English · House & Home Idioms Part 3 Welcome to the third and final instalment of this blog post mini-series on ‘house and home’ related idioms. Make sure to check out parts one and two if you haven’t already. In this blog post, we will look at five idioms related to specific parts of the […]

House and Home Idioms – Part 2

House and Home Idioms – Part 2

Welcome to part two of this House and Home Idioms mini-series. In the first part of the series, I introduced five common idioms based around the theme of Houses and Homes: ‘go around the houses’, ‘get on like a house on fire’, ‘home truths’, ‘safe as houses’ and ‘the lights are on but nobody’s home’. If […]

Homophones You Need to Know

Homophones You Need to Know

Have you heard the joke about the English teacher consoling his student? The student cried, “I’ll never learn all of these homophones!” Comforting the student, the teacher replied, “Their, they’re.” Homophones are pairs or groups of words which are pronounced the same, but differ in meaning, origin or spelling. For example, there, their and they’re.  It’s important to learn […]

Tosh’s Visit to Edinburgh

Tosh’s Visit to Edinburgh

This month, Intrepid English student, Tosh, came to Edinburgh to study English and explore the city. I had the great pleasure of showing him around and I thoroughly enjoyed teaching English whilst exploring Scotland’s beautiful capital city.   We managed to fit a lot into five days including a walk along the cobbled streets of the Royal […]